Great Barrier Grief

Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Past Australian government policies that have worsened already dire situation in the Great Barrier Reef have been the cause for extreme concern from International Union for Conservation of Nature and World Heritage Committees.

Recognized as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and listed as a world heritage site, The Great Barrier Reef outlook has remained in ‘critical condition’ since last year. 

For Australia to maintain the Reef’s status of World Heritage, the committee requested a long-term plan to protect the property.

Now the Australian Marine Conservation Society is urging the world Heritage Committee to consider listing the Reef as ‘In Danger’ if the Australian government does not commit to taking urgent climate action.

 Imogen Zethoven AO, member of the Reef 2050 Plan Reef Advisory Committee and author of The Australian Marine Conservation report of this year joined us today on The Daily.

Update: Imogen Zethoven AO joined us again on 23rd of June to discuss the Environment Minister’s response. For the interview, click here.

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